Once again terrible news came thru the internet from the New York Red Bulls as Florian Valot would be mentioned with it. Once again Valot knew what the inevitable was going to be after meeting with the team doctors, his season is done again, but this time it was during a match and not in training.
The New York Red Bulls announced that Florian Valot will miss the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL in his right knee and the look on the young Frenchmans face, gave you greif as many in the building knew this was a serious injury.
In the 30th minute and down by a goal, the Red Bulls were attacking the San Jose Earthquakes area, as they were trying to find a way to set up a attacking opportunity, As Valot was accepting a pass from Daniel Royer, Judson came from behind and tackled down Valot from behind.
That’s when he knew it was all over right there. On replay you could see Judson sliding down on the pitch, then he lifted his left knee and struck Valot behind his right knee. That’s all it took to end the 2019 season so quickly for Florian Valot.
Just wanted to share that as I feared, I torn my Right ACL.— Florian Valot (@florian_valot) March 19, 2019
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After suffering the same ACL injury last season in training before the road match against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in his left leg, Valot was playing very well and converting chances in early 2018, but now he only had a few matches in league and CONCACAF Champions League since returning from rehab.
The last professional athlete who played for a New York Sports Franchise and had ACL tears in both knees was former New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter. His right knee during an afternoon game at Madison Square Garden against the Chicago Blackhawks, then at the NHL All-Star Game in Toronto with the left knee.
This is another terrible blow to the Red Bulls and to Valot who was trying to get back into action and sadly will not perform until next season. Schedule for the surgery hasn’t been announced and right now you feel bad for him, as you thought he was going to find his fitness and knack for being dangerous with the ball.
But once again bad luck has stuck for Valot and hopefully, he can return quickly and get back into the swing of things for the 2020 MLS season. But once again Florian Valot will be gone for the entire 2019 season, and that means someone on the roster is going to have to step it up again.